Twilight Run 5K
The Osakis Chamber of Commerce will host its first ever Chamber Fest August 9-10 and the first event to jump-start the celebration is the Twilight Run. The first Twilight Run 5K is set for Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m. in Osakis.
The event is sponsored by County Line Marine and Storage and the race will start there, located at 610 Third Avenue East, in the Osakis Industrial Park. From there, the course winds through the south side of town, crosses County Road 82 and finishes on the north side of town, in the downtown area.
Registration runs from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and awards will be presented around 8:15 p.m. Twilight Run 5K registration forms are available in Osakis or www.visitosakis.com. The entry fee is $20 before August 2 and $25 the day of the race. Children 10 and younger can enter free of charge.
Harvest Duathlon race
The third annual Harvest Duathlon will take place August 31 at 9 a.m. at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.
The race consists of a 2.5-mile run, a 13-mile bike ride followed by another 2.3-mile run. There are a maximum of 200 entries for the race. There will also be a kids' duathlon on Friday, August 30 at 6 p.m. for kids ages 2-10.
For more information or to register, visit www.harvestduathlon.com.
Lakes Area Recreation will hold dance team training for girls in grades 7-12 with no tryouts necessary.
The program will serve as a starting point and training for dancers who are either interested in or part of the winter competitive Cardinal dance team.
Basic jazz and kick techniques as well as endurance and stretching will be part of the practices, which will culminate in a performance at a Cardinal football game this fall.
For more information or to register, call (320) 762-2868.
PEAK Performance program registration open
Registration is open for the Heartland Orthopedic Specialist's 2013 PEAK Performance, a growth and development program aimed at helping young athletes acquire skill, maximize athletic potential and reduce the risk of injury.
For more information about PEAK Performance, contact Heartland Orthopedic Specialists at (320) 335-6078 or register at www.HeartlandOrthopedics.com/peakperformance.
Brandon 5K for Jordan Nohre
Brandon-Evansville coaches are hosting a 5K run/walk and a free kids' 1K run to benefit Jordan Nohre and her family.
Nohre, a 7th grader from Evansville, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She will be receiving three rounds of chemotherapy through the summer months.
The race to raise money and honor her family will be held August 3 during Brandon Summerfest and will start behind Gardonville at 8 a.m. Registration will be from 7:15-7:55. The cost for the 5K is $20 per person and $10 for those younger than 10. Registration also includes a T-shirt. A free kid's 1K will follow the 5K at approximately 9:15 a.m.
Softball tournament in Little Falls
The second annual Michael "Lody" Lodermeier Memorial softball tournament, set for Saturday, July 27 in Little Falls, is looking for teams.
The double-elimination tournament will be at the Lindbergh Lions Recreational Complex softball fields at 8th Street and 2nd Avenue Southwest. Games begin at 9 a.m.
Cost is $150 per team with the prize money determined by the number of entrants.
For more information, call Steve Durham at (320) 360-0395 or Lisa Maslowski at (320) 296-0472.